What is this blog?
Established on July 11 2005, it’s simply my views on food and drink, especially eating out in Melbourne.
Who are you?
My name is Ed Charles. I’ve spend most of my life as a freelance journalist who splits his time between writing on business and food and drink. Mor e recently I’ve been consulting to restaurants in Melbourne, Australia, working on launches, websites and the digital side of marketing.
Now, however, as of 2017 I’m back writing and asking questions.
I’ve reviewed restaurants for the The Age Good Food and Gourmet Traveller Guides and other awards. I’ve written for GQ Australia, SBS Food, the Herald Sun, The Australian and more – see my profile or Linked-in.
Will you link to me?
I don’t do link swaps. But from time to time I will link to sites if I like them.
What if I don’t like what you write?
Tough, unless I am inaccurate in which case I will correct the mistake. Otherwise nothing changes. Correspondence may be published especially if abusive.
I take offense to that post and want it removed
Tough luck. Unless you ask nicely.
Do you moderate comments?
Not really. Only trolls.
Will you visit my restaurant?
I have a lot of invitations. But I am limited by time and money I have available. There is no harm in asking though. I do prefer to visit anonymously and to pay my way but occasionally do accept free meals.
Can I send you stuff?
No spam please. I prefer information via email. I’m not really into being sent a lot of free stuff. Pleqase ask first and I’ll let you know my mailing address.